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BITS Pilani has released BITSAT 2021 notification along with the official brochure. BITSAT 2021 is scheduled to be conducted between June 24 to June 30Interested candidates can fill BITSAT 2021 Application Form on the official website from February 23 to May 29. Check BITSAT 2021 Exam Dates

What is BITSAT? BITSAT (or Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test) is a national level entrance test conducted by BITS Pilani for admission to Integrated First Degree programs such as B.E., B.Pharm, M.Sc offered at BITS campuses in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad. The exam is held online for around 3 lakh students every year. 

BITSAT 2021 Highlights

Full-FormBirla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test
Conducting BodyBITS Pilani
Exam LevelUniversity-based National Level Exam
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of examComputer-based Test
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam Duration3 hours
Number of Questions150 MCQs
Total Seats Offered2,000
Applications Per YearAbout 3 Lakh
Number of Exam Centers61
Accepting CollegesBITS Pilani
BITS Hyderabad
NIIT University
BITSAT Helpline01596-242205; [email protected]

BITSAT 2021 Exam Dates (Announced)

Release of BITSAT Application FormFebruary 23, 2021
Last Date to Fill BITSAT Application FormMay 29, 2021
BITSAT Application Form CorrectionMay 27, 2021 to May 31, 2021
BITSAT Exam Center Allotment and AnnouncementJune 2, 2021
BITSAT Slot BookingJune 4, 2021 to June 11, 2021
Release of BITSAT Admit CardJune 12, 2021
BITSAT 2021 Exam DateJune 24, 2021 to June 30, 2021*
Apply for Admission with 12th marksJune 29, 2021 to July 25, 2021
Revision/ Editing of Admission ApplicationJuly 26, 2021 to July 28, 2021
Start of BITSAT CounsellingJuly 31, 2021

*The dates mentioned are tentative and are subject to change depending on the situations. Also, the dates may vary from center to center depending on the number of candidates.  

BITSAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

As per BITSAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria, candidates are required to have passed Class 12th examination in 2020 or 2021 from a recognized Central or State Board with a minimum aggregate of 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology subjects. Additionally, a minimum 60% in each of the above-mentioned subjects is required. APPLY NOWDOWNLOAD EXAM SYLLABUSDOWNLOAD PRACTICE PAPERS IN PDF

Candidates who fail to fulfil the eligibility criteria will not be allowed to appear for the exam. Candidates must ensure to check BITSAT Eligibility Criteria before applying for admissions. Students with an international passport and valid SAT scores are also eligible to apply for BITSAT 2021. Check BITSAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

BITSAT 2021 Application Form

BITSAT 2021 Application Form is available online at from February 23, 2021 to May 29, 2021. Eligible students can visit the official website and fill their application form. BITSAT registration process majorly consists of four steps: 

  • Register for BITSAT 2021.
  • Fill the application form. Also, select three BITSAT exam centres of your choice. 
  • Upload the required documents.
  • Pay the application fee 
CategoryApplication Fee
For Male CandidatesINR 3400
For Female CandidatesINR 2900
For Dubai Exam CentreINR 7000

NOTE: In addition to applying and appearing for BITSAT 2021, candidates also have to apply for admission to BITS giving details of their 12th marks and preferences to different degree programmes offered at three Indian campuses of BITS. Students can apply for admission with 12th marks and preferences from June 29, 2021 to July 25, 2021.

BITSAT 2021 Exam Centers and Slot Booking

BITSAT 2021 will be conducted in 61 exam cities across India and an International centre in Dubai, UAE. Candidates can complete BITSAT 2021 slot booking by selecting their desired test date and time slot for the exam. Slot Booking is done on a first come first serve basis. There are two slots available for students to choose from:APPLY NOWCHECK ELIGIBILITYGET PREPARATION TIPS

  • Slot 1: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Slot 2: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM 

In case of candidates who don’t book a slot for the exam, they will be offered slots by the institute. Candidates who will be appearing for the exam at test centers in India can apply for three centers of their choice. However, those planning to appear for the test in Dubai centre can set only one preference. Check BITSAT 2021 Exam Centres

BITSAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Mode of ExamOnline mode
Duration3 hours
Sectional Time LimitNo time limit for individual parts of the test
Total Questions150
Nature of QuestionsObjective type (MCQ)
Marking Scheme3 marks for each right answer
-1 for each wrong answer
SectionsPart I: Physics (40 questions)
Part II: Chemistry (40 questions)
Part III: (a) English Proficiency (15 questions) (b) Logical Reasoning (10 questions)
Part IV: Mathematics/Biology (45 questions)

NOTE: Those who attempt 150 questions before the completion of 3 hours, are given 12 additional questions to their advantage, from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology.

BITSAT 2021 Syllabus & Weightage

BITSAT Syllabus has been released along with the official brochure. The syllabus is based on NCERT syllabus of Class 11th and 12th for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/ Biology. There has been no change in the syllabus for BITSAT 2021. Students can refer to the links below to know the detailed subject-wise syllabus for BITSAT 2021. 

Weightage & Syllabus pdf Download

BITSAT 2021 Preparation Tips

Apart from a candidates’ knowledge of the subjects, BITSAT also tests candidates’ speed and accuracy. A candidate appearing for the exam is required to answer a question in approx 72 seconds. Even the cutoff marks required for admission is quite high. Therefore it is recommended that candidates should try attempting as many questions as possible and follow the below mentioned BITSAT preparation tips to score well in the exam. 

  1. Make Short Notes: Short notes should be made which are covering all the important concepts and points. Quick Formulas, Reactions, Derivations, etc. can be noted in one place for each subject.  
  2. Solve BITSAT Sample Papers and previous year papers: Solving previous year papers and sample papers will help students figure out the portions or topics that require more time. Students will also be able to know the topics that are most frequently asked in the paper.
  3. Practice BITSAT Mock Test: The mock test series is made available online close to the exam date. Students can solve BITSAT mock tests that will help them in getting an idea about the paper pattern, type of questions asked, etc. From the scores obtained, the student will know the areas he/she has done well and the areas that need extra preparation.
  4. Solve as many test series as possible and also analyse each test.
  5. Time Management: Prepare a time table and distribute the subjects according to the number of topics that need to be covered. A time table will help students plan and complete the preparation well on time so that they are able to give time to solving previous year papers.  

BITSAT 2021 Admit Card

BITS Pilani will release BITSAT Admit Card on the official website on June 12, 2021. To download BITSAT 2021 Admit Card, students need to use their Application Number, Date of Birth and Email ID.

In case of any discrepancy or incorrect information in the Admit Card, candidates must report the conducting authority in time for the generation of a new admit card with correct information.

Sample of BITSAT Admit Card

Sample of BITSAT Admit Card

BITSAT 2021 Result and Preparation of Merit List for Admission

BITSAT Result is released in two parts. One, candidates can check their scores just when they complete their exam. The computer screen displays the result in terms of the number of total correct answers and wrong answers along with the scores. Second, an admit list and waitlist of the iteration are released. Adding to this, the college also releases a tentative score report online.

Only eligible candidates who score the required minimum marks will be able to participate in admission rounds. The merit position of eligible candidates is prepared on the basis of BITSAT 2021 scores. 2 separate merit lists will be prepared for admission: All Programs except B.Pharm and Only B.Pharm Program.

In case two candidates have the same score, the following sequence will be considered while preparing the merit list:

  • First their BITSAT 2021 scores obtained in Mathematics/ Biology will be considered. 
  • If the tie still exists, then the scores in Physics will be considered. 
  • Further the tie will be eliminated using Chemistry scores.
  • If the tie still exists, then their PCM/PCB total scores in Class 12th exam will be considered. 

BITS Pilani does not release any official answer key. However, some leading coaching institutes release the answers. Once the answer key for BITSAT 2021 is out, you can match your answers and find out the probable score.

BITSAT 2021 Counselling and Admission

BITSAT Counselling is conducted in form of iterations with the release of admission list and waiting list after each round. Students can expect six rounds of counselling iterations starting from July 31, 2021. 

  • Direct admissions is given to all those students who have obtained first rank in their respective State/ Central board exams, irrespective of their BITSAT 2021 Score.
  • There is no reservation in BITSAT 2021.
  • Average scores required for admission to various courses at one of the BITS campuses is tabulated below:
ProgramBITS PilaniBITS GoaBITS Hyderabad
Bachelors of Engineering (BE)270 to 338260 to 390257 to 306
B. Pharm213 to 220177 to 185
Masters of Science (MSc)259 to 315252 to 282254 to 283


BITSAT cutoff is the qualifying mark that must be scored by candidates to participate in admission rounds. The cutoff scores vary from year to year. The table below shows branch-wise BITSAT 2020 cutoff for its three campuses. Students can refer to the cutoff for the previous year to get an idea about the expected BITSAT cutoff.

ProgramBITS PilaniBITS GoaBITS Hyderabad
B.E. Chemical270248240
B.E. Civil254240
B.E. Electrical & Electronics333306300
B.E. Mechanical298269260
B.E. Computer Science372347336
B.E. Electronics & Instrumentation323293290
B.E. Electronics & Communication320314
B.E. Manufacturing253
B. Pharm 203161
M.Sc. Biological Sciences261246240
M.Sc. Chemistry258249240
M.Sc. Economics304290281
M.Sc. Mathematics286265257
M.Sc. Physics283271256

BITSAT 2021 Courses Offered

BITSAT is conducted for all the degree-level courses in engineering, pharmacy & science. These courses are offered by various campuses of BITS- Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai. 

The below table explains the availability of these courses on each campus:

ProgramFieldPilani CampusGoa CampusHyderabad CampusDubai Campus
B.E.Chemical Engg.
Civil Engg.
Computer Science
Electrical & Electronics Engg.
Electronics & Communication Engg.
Electronics & Instrumental Engg.
Mechanical Engg.
Manufacturing Engg.
M.Sc.Biological Sciences
M.Sc.General Studies

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